Cataracts strike thousands of elderly people in India and Africa, leaving them blinded and helpless.
Yet cataracts can be cured by a simple operation that costs as little as £10.
Help the Aged is running ophthalmic programmes in India and Africa that are eliminating as many cataracts as we have funds for — nearly 5000 last year. But our work cannot stop there.
Money is desperately needed to support projects that tackle the root causes of the problem — poverty, bad hygiene, malnutrition.
Please be as generous as you can, as soon as possible, because when blindness is the problem, prevention is the best cure of all.